Yale University

In Memoriam

Clark Mounts

Clark Mounts
1964 graduation


The Brattleboro Reformer
April 12, 1998

[Webmaster's note: Certain details of this obituary were corrected after communications with the family in 2011.]

BRATTLEBORO — Clark Frederick Mounts, 59, died on Easter Sunday at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital after a long battle with cancer.

He was born March 2, 1939 in San Francisco, a son to Charles Frederick and Doris Clark Mounts. He attended Pasadena City College from 1960 to 1962 and graduated from Yale University in 1964. He served in the Army from 1954 to 1956 as a private first class and was also an airman in the Air Force, receiving an honorable discharge in 1960.

He spent a good part of his adult life in Guilford and Brattleboro. In the early 1960s he opened a health-food store in Brattleboro called "Natural Universe." He later worked for Social Services, the Book Press, and Georgia Pacific, retiring in 1995 due to illness.

He was an avid reader and a lifelong learner. He respected nature and the outdoors, and loved cooking. He also trained as a potter and was passionate about working with wood. His scrollwork gave him much serenity and joy in his last few years. He was admired for his courage, his ability to listen, and his ability to give others a sense of purpose in life.

He leaves his wife, Barbara Haneman Mounts of Brattleboro; his father of Santa Barbara, Calif.; his daughter Sarah LoPrinzi of South Burlington; his daughters Christa and Rebecca Mounts of New Jersey; his son Mark Mounts of Hanover, N.H.; and two grandchildren. His former wife, Priscilla Anne (Jones) Mounts, also survives him.

At Mr. Mounts' request, there will be no interment. A private memorial service will be held this summer.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rescue Inc. of Brattleboro.